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Re: [HACKERS] Tutorial

From: Chris Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Tutorial
Date: 2004-07-23 22:21:17
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tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us (Tom Lane) writes:
> David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
>> On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 04:30:40PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>>> If we're going to remove from the tutorial every feature for which
>>> any aspect is deemed by someone to be broken, the tutorial is liable
>>> to become quite short.
>> Are there other pieces that are broken?
> Between the locale behavior and the trailing-spaces behavior, one could
> make the case that the entire set of textual datatypes are broken.
> Other examples will occur to your thought if you follow pgsql-bugs.
> My point here is that one man's unusably broken feature may be another
> man's quite useful feature.  Postgres is a work in progress, and
> probably always will be.  I don't object to pointing out shortcomings,
> but removing all mention of a feature because it has some shortcomings
> seems not the best way.

Ah, but suggesting that people devote time to adding documentation for
less controversial features, so that we actually _do_ see some more
documentation, seems a good thing :-).
output = reverse("moc.enworbbc" "@" "enworbbc")
Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

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